Does Runners’ Edge Alaska take my insurance?
Runners’ Edge Alaska is an out of network provider, which means that we do not directly accept insurance. You can easily determine your out of network insurance benefits by calling the number on the back of your insurance card. Oftentimes, your insurance company will reimburse you for some if not all of your physical therapy care, especially if you have a PPO plan or Health Savings Account (HSA). Following each appointment, will gladly give you an itemized receipt with all of the information needed to get reimbursed. To help demystify this process and to help you obtain all the information needed for reimbursement, please see this simple worksheet.
Why Out of Network Provider?
The traditional insurance model prevents us from treating you in the best possible manner. We feel that you deserve more than this and we want to be in the best position to deliver unmatched care in a personalized manner. Ultimately, it will lead to less visits, better outcomes, and reduced spending on co-pays and unnecessary visits. Whereas most PT clinics see clients 2 to 3 times per week, we usually see you 1 time per week and make it a point to ensure that you are staying on track outside of PT through giving you the necessary resources to learn how to manage your situation with confidence and autonomy.
Do you take Medicare?
Runners’ Edge Alaska has no relationship with Medicare, therefore we can only provide personal training and wellness that is NOT MEDICALLY NECESSARY to Medicare beneficiaries.
What if I really feel I need to see an In-Network physical therapist?
If you really believe and feel strongly that you want to see in-network physical therapist, we will gladly work with you to find a physical therapy clinic that suits your needs.
Do you communicate with my coach? I often feel that physical therapists tell me to stop doing things.
Yes! We believe that one person cannot provide all of the service. We believe the communication between the team that takes care of you is of the most importance. We are working with many coaches in the Anchorage area to ensure their athletes are progressing well. We don’t take you out of training, game or competition (unless absolutely necessary); we work with your coach to make it possible for you to continue training safely without losing your fitness.
Do I see a physical therapist when I’m injured? Can I see a physical therapist for prevention, when I’m not injured? Can a physical therapist help me to enhance my performance in my sport?
Absolutely! Physical therapy is multifactorial – it can help you recover from an injury but can also help reduce the risk of injury. Physical therapists are movement specialists – we are able to evaluate the way your body moves, find ‘energy leaks’ that alter your optimal performance or movement patterns and strength deficits that may predispose you to an injury. We are also able to assess your training, your running shoes and other equipment to make sure you are feeling and performing at your best.
I am an aging runner. My doctor told me to stop running and find a different activity. But I want to continue to run…can you help me?
Yes! Please call us! Running has so many benefits to your overall health that they are impossible to list. Even if your knees ache from arthritis, progressive strength training and return to running can ease the pain and keep you enjoying it!